United Way of Greater Topeka’s Spring Day of Caring is set for May 23. The day features 185 volunteers from three of Topeka’s largest employers, Payless, Hills Pet Nutrition and Stormont-Vail HealthCare, cleaning and painting, landscaping, packing food boxes for seniors and making baby blankets.
In all, the volunteers are putting in 860 hours valued at $19,040.40 (according to the Independent Sector’s $22.14 average value of an hour of volunteer time).
Spring Day of Caring projects include:
|Agency/Project||8 a.m. to Noon||Noon to 4 p.m. (times vary – see below)|
|Jayhawk Theater: Cleaning and painting||25 volunteers from Payless8 a.m. to Noon||25 volunteers from PaylessNoon to 4 p.m.|
|The Villages: Clearing brush and trees||10 volunteers from PaylessNoon to 4 p.m.|
|Harvesters:Packing senior boxes||25 volunteers from Hills9 – 11 a.m.||15 volunteers from Payless1-3 p.m.|
|Let’s Help: Cleaning and moving donated items||25 volunteers from Hills1-4 p.m.|
|Boys & Girls Club: Cleaning and painting||5 volunteers from HillsAll day||5 volunteers from HillsAll day|
|Habitat for Humanity: Cleaning at store and building at building site||30 volunteers from HillsAll day||30 volunteers from HillsAll day|
|Successful Connections: Making cuddle blankets||10 volunteers from Hills12-4pm|
|Pine Ridge Prep & Community Center:Landscaping/painting||15 volunteers from Stormont-Vail HealthCare All Day||15 volunteers from Stormont-Vail HealthCare All Day|
ABOUT UNITED WAY
United Way brings together people, companies and nonprofits to create positive sustainable change in our community. By focusing on education, income and health, we help more children graduate and get stable jobs, help families become financially stable and improve the overall health of our community. United Way remains dedicated to Basic Needs including food, shelter, rent and utilities, health and prescription access and safety from domestic violence.
For more than 80 years United Way of Greater Topeka has been improving and changing lives. Since 1980, United Way has invested more than $105 million into the community.